Stratasys Boom Supersonic and Stratasys partnership to improve aircraft development speed with 3D- printing

Editor: Briggette Jaya

USA - 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, Stratasys, and Boom Supersonic have announced a technical partnership to bring the commercial airline industry one step closer towards routine supersonic travel, the company reported.

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Additive manufacturing will facilitate rapid development and cost-efficient production of specialised tools and flight parts for Boom, Stratasys says.
Additive manufacturing will facilitate rapid development and cost-efficient production of specialised tools and flight parts for Boom, Stratasys says.
(Source: Stratasys)

Aimed at shaping the future of high-speed aviation, the three-year agreement was signed to help Boom accelerate the production of advanced tooling and production-grade aircraft parts based on Stratasys FDM 3D-printing technology.

By leveraging the design freedom, production speed and heightened cost efficiencies of additive manufacturing, Boom plans for the first flight of XB-1, its supersonic demonstrator, to take place next year. The company is deploying Stratasys FDM-based Fortus 450mc and F370 3D printers – both designed to produce on-demand parts leveraging production-grade thermoplastics as well as advanced manufacturing tools that perform even under aviation’s most challenging environments.

The three-year agreement will enable Boom to leverage FDM-based 3D printing for production-grade aircraft parts and advanced composite tooling.
The three-year agreement will enable Boom to leverage FDM-based 3D printing for production-grade aircraft parts and advanced composite tooling.
(Source: Stratasys)

According to Stratasys, the agreement will allow Boom to take advantage of Stratasys 3D-printing solutions, materials and expert services. The 3D-printing solutions will advance speed, cost savings and performance across critical engineering and manufacturing processes at Boom's headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

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